There's a discounted book I keep passing by at the doorway vestibule of Barnes & Noble---"History's Greatest Lies". Been wanting to purchase it to read.
Guess all truths can be manipulated, especially when it comes to wars. Whoever wins the war can retell history as they please.
And now with technology, everyone can witness recordings of police brutality or leaked war crime footage that can't be fabricated.....
“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”-Buddha
Yes, the more freedom we have, the more it's difficult for the criminals to hide their sins. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why nowadays some of us feel that we're losing freedom. SOPA, PIPA, Wikileaks, 9/11, Trevor Martin, Food scams, Oil spills, media etc. are perhaps the direct evidences of the rulers and corporations trying to gain power and control over the masses.
How media manipulates news
Sometimes, it's even difficult to trust what we see